Building on the revolutionary Springbelt concept we have developed the Springbelt-Flex as a comfortable, easy to use industrial seatbelt by introducing a fully functional, ISO9001 compliant ALR, (Automatically Locking Retractor), all designed and developed in Australia.
Ensuring that your employees wear a correctly fastened seatbelt is most probably one of the most significant changes you, as an employer, can make to any safety program involving forklift truck or mobile plant in a short period of time. Safety is the legal responsibility of the employer.
Designed for use on forklifts, mobile plant and agricultural equipment Springbelt-Flex is a restraint device crash tested to 50kph that sits over the operators lap like a protective halo.
Fitting a Springbelt-Flex is a matter of life and death
Whether it’s because they can’t be bothered, find them unnecessary or they wrongly think it’s safer to try and jump free in an emergency, the fact is that many operators don’t fasten their seat belts, often with tragic results.
That’s why we felt compelled to develop a more practical alternative. It’s called the Springbelt-Flex, because as you can see, it springs up when unbuckled making it a real nuisance and uncomfortable to operate the machine or mobile plant.
Then when it’s buckled, it holds the operator firmly, comfortably and safely in his seat. A universal fitting kit makes it easy to install Springbelt-Flex in all common types of mobile machinery.
A real nuisance when unbuckled
Comfortable and safe when buckled
Easy to install
Fits all common types of mobile machinery
Can also be fitted with ignition lock-out features
Why a Springbelt and not a normal seatbelt?
A normal seatbelt if correctly fastened will lock a drivers hips in a forward position, which is comfortable for operators travelling forward however a forklift operator in particular will spend approximately half his time travelling in reverse and the other half in a forward direction.
Springbelt-Flex allows the operators the freedom of movement they require while at the same time keeping them safely restrained in the vehicle in the event of an accident.
We already have seat belts on our equipment.
If operators are not wearing the belts provided and this cannot be enforced then what good are the belts when an accident occurs?
If there is an incident where the driver expects a tip over is going to occur Springbelt-Flex will keep the driver inside the cabin, where statistics prove there is a greater chance of surviving.
Springbelt-Flex can be locked into a position so that it springs erect and becomes a nuisance to the operator if he is not wearing it while positioned in the drivers seat.
Springbelt-Flex will overcome the major objections from drivers that it is too uncomfortable to wear their safety belts while performing their duties in a expedient manner.
The bottom line where seat belts are concerned...
World-wide, forklift tip-overs and roll-overs account for about 25 percent of all serious forklift related injuries.
Safety is the legal responsibility of the employer.
The employer is liable for inadequate safety.
Springbelt-Flex fits all common types of mobile machinery and on average would take less that 30 minutes to install and be immediately operational.
AS2596 is the Australian Standard for aftermarket replacement seat belts and will conform with any vehicle
Springbelt-Flex complies with Australia Design Standards AS2664 as well as international standards ISO-6683, SAE-J386 and FMVSS-302 for the market in the USA.
Springbelt-Flex can be used with all industrial vehicles, mining and earth moving plant as well as agricultural vehicles such as tractors or harvesters.
Optional extras are electrically switching buckles.
This allows management to perform LOCKOUT functions on the vehicle.
If the Springbelt-Flex is wired into the vehicles ignition the driver will not be able to start the vehicle until he has his seatbelt correctly fastened. If the electronic transmission is locked-out, forward / reverse gears are denied to the driver UNTIL he / she fasten their belt in the correct manner.
Electronic transmissions are a common feature on most industrial vehicles and plant manufactured in the last 15 years.
Available in 50mm HI-VISIBILITY webbing or in a 75mm black webbing version the Springbelt-Flex will accommodate the largest of drivers in comfort and safety.
To find out more information or view online videos of the Springbelt-Flex, Springbelt or other seatbelt products in the Switched On range please visit our website http://www.switchedon.com.au/view/1603
Switched On I & T Services distributes seatbelts for industrial vehicles such as forklifts, earth moving, construction and mining plant. With our electrically switching buckles we can retro fit vehicles currently in your fleet to lock out drivers not wearing the seatbelt until it is correctly fastened. Switched On distributes the unique SPRINGBELT FLEX ARM makes it uncomfortable for drivers if they do not wear the belt correctly as it gets in the way of the controls. The Springbelt Flex also comes with a electrically switching buckle that can be wired into the vehicles transmission. This means that if the seatbelt is not fastened forward and reverse motion can be stopped until the seatbelt is worn correctly.
Springbelt Flex will ensure that your operators wear the seatbelt whether or not you are looking over their shoulder 24/ 7. Springbelt flex protects employees and employers.
We also distribute onboard weighing systems for forklifts, tele handlers, wheel loaders and excavators.
Our RDS range of precision onboard weighing systems are trade certified with NMI approval for use in Australia.
Legal for Trade (NMI Approval for use in Australia), Eliminate need for a weigh bridge, Sell product legally direct from your loader, Experience faster truck turnaround times.